Farewell to Terry Pratchett, defender of people, the living world, books, and libraries, 1948 – 2015
When you’re all enthusiastic and hopeful for your shiny new website, you don’t expect to let Death dictate to you, and to feel forced to write two blogs in a row because Death has visited your heroes.
This is only my fourth blog since the website was launched, but only occasionally, despite a long list of things I’ve thought of writing about, have I felt compelled to write something longer and less impulsive than the odd Facebook share. The last one I wrote was to mourn the passing of the great woodland ecologist and landscape historian Oliver Rackham.
But yesterday we heard the news that Terry Pratchett has met Death at last.